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Old 03-06-19, 13:03
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"this is the epitome of a head turner". But turn towards, or turn away?

Does look better than what Dave Mills started with.

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Old 04-06-19, 10:18
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Yep, seen it myself. It has rust in the usual spots roof, door sills, roof hatches. I spotted it in a house yard in a little town called Glenlyon not to far from Daylesford about 3 years ago and the owner wanted $7000 Aus for it.

It had a blown fuel pump and not moved for about 3 years prior. I was told that it underwent a complete mechanical overhaul, was road registered and attended many VMVC events. He had a NOS fuel pump for it and lost his MoJo to replace it, can understand this as it is an A..E of a job requiring triple jointed elbows and a body of a gymnast mixed in with heaps of enthusiasm and optimism.

The paint scheme i was told by the owner was South African cam pattern????

The owner was an EX 1st Armoured Regiment tankie and drove one in the 50's and 60's.

Now, i was told this by the owner - believe it or not!!!! - Whilst in service he scratched his Regimental Number into the body work above the passengers head, and this truck carry's the same numbers. It was the same truck!!!!!!!! once in a lifetime purchase. He purchased it due to this connection. I have seen the numbers myself and had no reason not to believe the story.

Looked at it after i had mine restored. If i had have seen this first i would have grabbed it as it looked like a good candidate for a resto.

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Old 04-06-19, 11:41
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So it's ex-Aust Army, not an import?
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All Humbers in AUS are from the original 132 imported Aust Army vehicles. The only country outside of the UK that received them.

A good project vehicle, he also had the original bows and canvas for it in his shed. As rare as Rocking Horse S..t they are, wonder if they are with the vehicle?
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Old 05-06-19, 05:12
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3x Humbers are for Sale in my part of the world.( NSW Australia)
one would make a straight forward and totally complete restoration.
one would make a restoration with effort.
one is good for parts
some new parts are supplied.
A friend of mine has them.
he took them on to restore, but found circumstances have changed.
$6000 the lot.
If interested I can pass on the phone number.

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Old 09-06-19, 10:13
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Here is the beasty when i spotted it at Glenlyon.

Cheers,

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